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January 2, 2018

What is ARD?

Pennsylvania offers the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition Program as an option for individuals with no criminal history or a limited criminal history who have committed relatively minor non-violent crimes like DUI or possession of a small amount of marijuana. The ARD Program is akin to wiping the slate clean; the associated charges can be expunged from your record upon completion. Find out more about the ARD Program, if you are eligible, and whether ARD is the best option for you.

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December 22, 2017

The Deadliest Drug in Pennsylvania

When we talk about the opioid crisis, the conversation normally focuses around heroin. You may not have ever heard of the drug fentanyl before. Despite the lack of conversation, fentanyl was named the top killer drug in Pennsylvania earlier this year. It is time to talk about exactly what the drug is, where it comes from, and why it is killing so many of our people.

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December 18, 2017

Social Media in the Courtroom

Information extracted from personal social media accounts is regularly used as evidence in criminal and civil trials. Let’s dive into how your posts, pictures, tweets, statuses, and likes can be used against you and why it is important to restrict what you share online.  

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December 14, 2017

You've Been Bitten By a Dog... Now What?

Is there anything better than coming home to your pet? Whether you are a dog, cat, lizard, hamster, snake, or guinea pig person, we can all agree that there is nothing quite like the love of an animal. On occasion, our animals act like- well, animals. When our pets feel sick, stressed, afraid, or anxious, bites can happen.

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December 6, 2017

Holiday Drinking & Driving

The holiday season is now officially upon us. To the festive among us, December often affects several aspects of daily life: the stores you shop in, the music you listen to, the movies you watch, and the clothes that you wear. Frequently forgotten during this joyous and exciting season is the very real danger that is present on our roadways.

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November 29, 2017

Know Your Rights: Freedom of Speech

Welcome to the November edition of our Know Your Rights series. Often times during the holiday season, we find ourselves bickering about politics around the dinner table. Occasionally, you may feel silenced by louder, opinionated relatives. We thought this would be the perfect time to remind you about your constitutional right to free speech. The courts may not be able to protect your right within your family home; however, much work has been and is being done to protect your right to free speech.

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November 14, 2017

Snowy Day Slips and Falls

Last week, snow fell on State College for the first time the season. Those first snowflakes hold promises of snow days, sledding, snowball fights, and building snowmen. Snowfall marks the beginning of the winter, and the holiday season; however, it also marks the beginning of a season of dangerous indoor and outdoor walkway conditions. Slip and fall injuries happen frequently in improperly maintained public areas such as shopping centers, sidewalks, grocery stores, and even the workplace.

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November 6, 2017

Longer Nights Mean Riskier Commutes

Yesterday marked the end of Daylight Savings Time. Though we gained an extra hour of sleep (and an extra hour of our weekend), most of us now commute to and from work in the dark. As we trade in shorter days for longer nights, certain driving risks become more prevalent.

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